Getty: Jose Luis Peleaz, Blend Images

Getty: Jose Luis Peleaz, Blend Images

Another gorgeous summer is slipping away — all the more reason to make the best of the last three-day weekend of the season. Indulge and celebrate the sun.

  1. Get wet! If you have spent you entire summer high and dry, Labor Day is the ideal time to at least twinkle your toes in the sand and make a splash. Even if you just spend the morning (a great time for safe sun exposure and a few yoga stretches) walking along the shore, you will have a better day.
  2. Party hard. Don’t miss your last chance to catch a summer music festival or dance party. Check your local parks department directory. There’s sure to be something going on this weekend.
  3. Fix a farm-fresh meal. Produce at any of the farmer’s markets all over the country is generally at its ripe, sweet best this time of year. Gather the last of the sweet corn, juicy tomatoes, crispy green beans or zucchini, and make an amazing stir-fry topped with a little fresh basil.
  4. Work out in the light. Avoid the hot sun, but be sure to take a long walk run, or bike ride in the warm morning or evening air. You will miss it once winter hits.
  5. Throw something on the grill. Wrap some fresh vegetables in foil, lightly season a few pieces of chicken and relax while you cook them to perfection.
  6. Do nothing. Climb into a hammock, stretch out on a lounge chair or toss a blanket on the ground and just be. Fall is one of the busiest seasons of the year, so spend a days this weekend getting some R & R.

About Fierce Fridays — Tips for Weekend Well-Being

We each cherish those precious days off at the end of the week, but increasingly those of us who are charter members of the sisterhood of the stressed and overworked are losing our Saturday and Sunday leisure time to weekend work and domestic duties.

To make sure that you do something every weekend that’s just for you, we’ll be sharing a little advice to make those 48 hours a great time to recharge your batteries, bring a little good news into your life, or discover a quick and easy way to improve your health.